While World Economy Collapsed, SEC Officials Were Watching Porn

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While World Economy Collapsed, SEC Officials Were Watching Porn

Senior SEC Officials were spending their days surfing porn sites while the economy collapsed:

The Securities and Exchange Commission is the sheriff of the financial industry, looking for crimes such as Bernard Madoff’s Ponzi scheme, but a new government report obtained by ABC News has concluded that some senior employees spent hours on the agency’s computers looking at sites such as naughty.com, skankwire and youporn as the financial crisis was unfolding.

“These guys in the middle of a financial crisis are spending their time looking at prurient material on the Internet,” said Peter Morici, a professor at the University of Maryland and former director of the Office of Economics at the U.S. International Trade Commission.

“It’s reckless, and indicates a contempt for the taxpayer and the taxpayer’s interest in monitoring financial markets,” Morici said.

The investigation, which was conducted by the SEC’s internal watchdog at the request of Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, found 31 serious offenders during the past two and a half years. That’s less than 1 percent of the agency’s 3,500 employees but 17 of the alleged offenders were senior SEC officers whose salaries ranged from $100,000 to $222,000 per year.

…One senior attorney at SEC headquarters in Washington spent up to eight hours a day accessing Internet porn, according to the report, which has yet to be released. When he filled all the space on his government computer with pornographic images, he downloaded more to CDs and DVDs that accumulated in boxes in his offices.

Other findings included an SEC account who used his work computer “to upload his own sexually explicit videos onto porn websites” and another who “attempted to access porn sites 16,000 times in a single month.”

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At first,

I thought this was a spoof.

Poor guys. As we know from this forum, when you're already out of balance from too much over-stimulation...and Major Shit Hits the Fan...you're gonna grab for your "meds" more than ever. This isn't "selfish indulgence," it's a symptom of addiction...and desperation.

But it's an excellent example of how this particular addiction is having a hidden impact on our world. Many men(and women!) who are needed in key positions of leadership may as well be stuck to fly-paper. Tragic.

We miss you when you're not fully present. It's so wonderful to see you bloom back into your brilliant, sensitive, inspiring selves. Thanks for making the effort.